CULA2050 Fundamentals of Wine

This course will teach professional tasting technique which will improve the student’s understanding of how smell, taste, and appearance of a wine are integral to its enjoyment. In addition, the course will allow hands-on experience preparing food to taste with various wine varietals, thus giving students some standard formulas for understanding the flavor profile of the wine and how it works with food. The goal is to give students better understanding and knowledge to experiment and explore with new styles and grape varieties to serve with traditional and new menu selections. (Students must be 21 years of age or older to taste wines.)





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate a systematic approach to wine tasting
Exhibit team work in the preparation of the menu that will be pared with wine
Demonstrate understanding of wine label information
Participate in discussions about regional wines and food
Communicate understanding of regional wine characteristics

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details